Research Interests: Optomechanical oscillators, RF-photonics, MEMS oscillators
Turker is a PhD candidate in the department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences at UC Berkeley. His research is focused on high performance optomechanical oscillators for optical and RF communications. Turker received his BS degree in Electrical & Electronics Engineering from the Middle East Technical University, Turkey with high honors in 2010.
Q-Boosted Optomechanical Oscillators [BPN676]
This project aims to demonstrate Radiation Pressure driven Optomechanical Oscillators
(RP-OMOs) with low phase noise and low power operation suitable for various applications in
optical and RF communications. In particular, chip scale atomic clocks with low power consumption
can be realized by replacing its power-hungry quartz-based microwave synthesizer with the
proposed RP-OMO structure. The Q-boosted RP-OMO design approach of this work makes it possible to
optimize both optical and mechanical design to simultaneously reduce the phase noise and
threshold power of these oscillators while providing electromechanical coupling for electrical
output and voltage controlled frequency tuning, as needed for the intended CSAC application.